Orlandi Valuta and Banco Nacional De Mexico Establish Money Transfer Agreement Mexico's Leading Bank to Offer Orlandi Valuta Money Transfer(R) Services



    CERRITOS, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Orlandi Valuta, a subsidiary of
 First Data Corp. (NYSE:   FDC), Banco Nacional de Mexico, S.A. (Banamex) and
 California Commerce Bank (CCB) today announced that they have entered into an
 agreement that will facilitate consumer money transfers to and from Mexico.
     Banamex and CCB, both subsidiaries of Grupo Financiero Banamex-Accival
 (Banacci), will become a principal agent in Mexico for Orlandi Valuta consumer
 money transfers.  As Mexico's leading bank, Banamex will offer Orlandi Valuta
 money transfer services at its approximately 1,700 bank branch and sub-agent
 locations within the next few days, strengthening the Orlandi Valuta agent
 network in Mexico, which currently includes more than 900 locations throughout
 Mexico.  With Banamex, Orlandi Valuta will now offer customers the added
 convenience of receiving their money transfers in the form of a cash pay-out,
 improving upon the company's current check-based disbursement.
     "We are very pleased to establish this alliance with Orlandi Valuta," said
 Manuel Medina Mora, chief executive officer for Banacci.  "The new services
 offered under our agreement will provide even greater value to consumers
 sending money to and receiving money in Mexico.  The simplified process backed
 by Banamex's ability to pay cash throughout Mexico will ensure a safe,
 reliable and convenient way for consumers to send their hard earned money
 home."
     "The simplicity and confidence offered to consumers as a result of our
 agreement between Banamex and Orlandi Valuta greatly improves the ability for
 Orlandi Valuta customers to send their money home quickly and safely," said
 Charles T. Fote, president and chief operating officer for First Data Corp.
 "Orlandi Valuta has been a leader in providing a simple and secure money
 transfer service to Mexico, this agreement with Banamex extends that
 leadership position to the benefit of our customers."
 
     About Banacci
     Grupo Financiero Banamex-Accival is Mexico's  leading financial group.
 Following a universal banking strategy, the Group offers a variety of
 financial services to companies and individuals, which include commercial and
 investment banking, insurance, and fund management.  Banamex, founded in 1884,
 is Mexico's leading commercial bank in terms of equity.  The Bank has an
 extensive distribution network of more than 1,300 branches and 3,000 ATM's
 located throughout the country.
 
     About California Commerce Bank
     California Commerce Bank provides full banking services for companies and
 individuals that do business in Mexico and the United States.  As part of
 Grupo Financiero Banamex-Accival, CCB is the U.S. banking arm of Banco
 Nacional de Mexico (Banamex), Mexico's leading bank.  As such, CCB is the
 gateway to and from Mexican financial markets.  With over $2.1 billion in
 assets and advanced international information technology systems, CCB is a
 valued resource for customers with interests, which cross national boundaries.
 For more information, visit California Commerce Bank at www.ccbusa.com.
 
     About Orlandi Valuta
     Orlandi Valuta, a subsidiary of First Data Corp. (NYSE:   FDC) provides same
 day and next day electronic money transfer service from the United States to
 locations in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and all 32 states in Mexico.  In
 operation since 1986, Orlandi Valuta has established a safe and reliable agent
 network with more than 4,500 locations.
 
     About First Data Corp.
     Atlanta-based First Data Corp. (NYSE:   FDC) powers the global economy.
 Serving nearly 2.5 million merchant locations, more than 1,400 card issuers
 and millions of consumers, First Data makes it easier, faster and more secure
 for people and businesses to buy goods and services, using virtually any form
 of payment: credit, debit, stored-value card or check at the point-of-sale,
 over the Internet or by money transfer.  For more information, please visit
 the company's Web site at www.firstdata.com.
 
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